What we're about
OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share the beautiful art of Origami, an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. Occasionally, other materials folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper).
We meet at least once a month as a big group, to teach each other new models and share paper, books, and tips; also to organize special folding retreats and paper shopping tours in the city. Our regular schedule is every Third Saturday of the month.
Also we have evening after work meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings called WTF (Weekly Tuesday Folders), TOM (Taro's Origami Meetup) and AWOL (After Work Origami Lovers), respectively. Check out the calendar for more details. These are smaller, more intimate gatherings of origami friends that meet to fold, fold, fold.
Supporting the 34th Street Partnership, we even have a short weekday meetup near Madison Square Garden to give city workers a Tuesday afternoon break. All told, this means folders can meet as much 17 times a month!
And everyone is welcome — so, come fold with us! This group is open to all levels, from beginners interested in starting a new hobby to the advanced folder... So, come join the Fold!!